Minnesota redshirt junior defenseman Nick Seeler tends to go for the big hit. Near the same spot where he puled one off on Friday against St. Cloud State, his attempt during the second period of Sunday's game was anything but. It's one that likely grabs the attention of the Big Ten discipline office.
Gophers Nick Seeler deserved that major, not sure what he's thinking on this hit pic.twitter.com/EcZkU6gNzt— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) November 30, 2015
Seeler's hit left Huskies junior defenseman Niklas Nevalainen on the ice for a couple minutes. He eventually skated off the ice with the help of a teammate and went to the locker room. He did not return.
Seeler was given a five minute major for contact to the head and a game misconduct.
St. Cloud State took advantage of the five minute major, scoring twice and turning a 3-2 lead into a three goal deficit for the Gophers.
Seeler, a 2011 fifth round draft pick of the Minnesota Wild, has one assist in 10 games played this season for the Gophers. He transferred in August 2014 from Nebraska-Omaha.